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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

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The results are in from the Harris Seeds annual Home Garden Trials. Vegetable gardeners now have some new green beans, squash and tomato choices for 2014.

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Celebrate with the Last of Summers Bounty and Welcome Fall!

Celebrate with the Last of Summer's Bounty and Welcome Fall!

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With this end of season approaching, the garden peaks, roadside stands and farmers’ markets are brimming over with fresh produce. At this point we are taking summer ripe tomatoes for granted and many of us have been trying to give our surplus zucchini and cucumbers to anyone who will take them. Corn and melons are starting to run low, peaches too, and now mums and apples are appearing everywhere.

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Three Sisters Saute

Three Sisters Saute

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Here is a dish to enjoy right now! Squash, beans, and corn are crops that are often grown together in the southwestern U.S. and are commonly referred to by Native Americans as the three sisters. This sauté is easy to make and the measurements do not need to be exact. Sometimes, I might not have a bell pepper, other times I might add a ripe tomato, finely chopped. If you do not like cilantro, substitute fresh basil, or Italian flat-leaved parsley combined with some Italian oregano. The roasted chiles add a wonderful flavor—if they are not hot—add serranos or jalapenos for heat according to taste.

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Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Update

Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Update

My three sisters garden doesn't just look pretty, we actually ate from it. Watch the video to see the harvest.

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Video: Three Sisters Garden

Video: Three Sisters Garden

Corn, beans, squash: The "three sisters" are growing. Watch the video to see how well.

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Video: The Three Sisters Garden

Video: The Three Sisters Garden

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Garden by companion planting what the Iroquois valued as the sustainers of life: beans, corn, and squash. Watch the video and learn how to plant them in a raised bed.

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Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Basil

Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Basil

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This dish is the perfect summer supper: simple, quick, easy, and light.

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Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Carrots, new potatoes, beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, and summer squash enliven this dish with their various colors and flavors.

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Fall Harvest Soup

Fall Harvest Soup

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This version, made with homemade stock, was inspired by some good-looking winter squash.

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